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U.S. One-Year Olds Overexposed to Rocket Fuel Chemical

One of every 16 one-year-old children in the U.S. is exposed to the rocket fuel chemical perchlorate at levels above the government's safe dose, according to an Environmental Working Group analysis of...

EWG Statement on Reassignment of Chief of NIH Environmental Institute

Environmental Working Group (EWG) Executive Director Richard Wiles issued the following statement today in response to the decision by the head of the National Institute of Environmental Health...

Down the Drain: Chemicals From Personal Care Products Polluting SF Bay

Hormone-disrupting chemicals from a wide variety of consumer products are polluting San Francisco Bay, posing risks to marine life and challenges for consumers and utility districts.

EWG Calls for Evidence Supporting FDA's Sweeping Assurances of Melamine

In letter sent today to the new point person in charge of food safety at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook called on the agency to back up...

Hearing on "Perchlorate: Health and Environmental Impacts of Unregulated Exposure"

A series of critical new studies by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the EPA's proposed safe exposure level for the rocket fuel contaminant perchlorate is...

Right-to-Know Rollback will Hide Data on 600K lbs of Toxics in California

The Bush Administration has adopted regulations that will dramatically roll back Americans' right to know about chemical hazards in their neighborhoods, allowing California industries to handle almost...

CDC Study Shows Boston Area Infants Exposed to Dangerous Rocket Fuel Ingredient through Breast Milk

An Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of recently published data from scientists at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Boston University (BU) shows that infants are being exposed to...

Environmental Working Group's Statement in Support of the "Safe Drinking Water for Healthy Communities Act of 2007" Introduced Today by Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis

"Tests by the CDC and independent researchers have confirmed that many Americans are carrying the rocket fuel ingredient, perchlorate, in their bodies in amounts that lower thyroid hormone levels, in...

Under Proposed Rocket Fuel Standards, Many Women Would Need Treatment to Protect Baby

Exposure to a rocket fuel chemical widespread in the U.S. drinking water and food supply, at levels equal to or lower than national and state standards, could cause thyroid deficiency in more than 2...

44 Million Women at Risk of Thyroid Deficiency From Rocket Fuel Chemical

A startling new study by the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says minute traces of a toxic rocket fuel chemical found in milk, fruit vegetables and drinking water supplies nationwide lowers...

Groups Demand Immediate Halt to Food Uses of Fluoride-Based Pesticide

EWG, Fluoride Action Network and Beyond Pesticides demand immediate suspension of all uses of fluoride-based pesticide, sulfuryl fluoride.

JOEM Retracts Fradulent Chromium Article

In a real-life epilogue to "Erin Brockovich," a peer-reviewed medical journal will retract a fraudulent article written and placed by a science-for-hire consulting firm whose CEO sits on a key federal...

Across Generations: The Chemical Pollution Mothers & Daughters Share and Inherit

The unique bond between a mother and daughter starts in the womb and lasts a lifetime. This Mother's Day, lab tests of mothers and their daughters show that they share another, unwanted bond: a common...

House Set To Nullify State Consumer Safety Programs Under Pressure From Corporate Food Lobby

The House votes today on a bill pitting giant food companies against the health and safety of American families—a measure that could nullify state laws warning consumers about mercury in fish, lead in...

White House Delays Release of Study Showing Toxic Rocket Fuel in Most Americans

Following a published report that the Bush Administration is holding up a study that shows most Americans carry a toxic rocket fuel chemical in their bodies at levels close to federal safety limits...

EPA Science Panel Says Teflon Chemical 'Likely' Cause of Cancer

Today, a panel of outside experts gave draft comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) saying that an indestructible, toxic chemical that pollutes nearly every American's blood is a...

Study Hits EPA Plan To Censor Community Pollution Reports

It is the category of industrial chemicals that, by consensus, scientists and government regulators the world over worry most about: substances that persist in the environment, accumulate in wildlife...

ChemRisk's Los Alamos Contract Questioned

Los Alamos Lab contractor caught in scientific fraud: work on chromium contamination conflicts with ties to polluters.

Chrome-Plated Fraud: Scientific Integrity and Chromium Toxicity

A consulting firm hired by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) to fight the "Erin Brockovich" lawsuit distorted data from a Chinese study to plant an article in a scientific journal reversing the study...

EPA Fines Teflon Maker DuPont for Chemical Cover-Up

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will fine Teflon maker DuPont $16.5 million for two decades' worth of covering up company studies that showed it was polluting drinking...
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